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8:45 PM ET, June 18, 2012


 Top News: 
New York Times:
Klein Returns Full Time to Education Work at News Corp., Leaving Investigative Role  —  Rupert Murdoch, chief executive of News Corporation, left, shaking hands with Joel Klein, who was brought in to run the company's education division.  —  Joel I. Klein, who had been heading up the committee …
Discussion: Media & Entertainment
Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:   Two more hacking files given to CPS
Yinka Adegoke / Reuters:   News Corp top lawyer to oversee hacking committee
James Cusick / The Independent:
Police study Murdoch's ‘secret’ iPhone account
Discussion: @yinkawrites and New York Times
Nicholas Watt / Guardian:   Rupert Murdoch pressured Tony Blair over Iraq, says Alastair Campbell
Dylan Byers / Politico:
TNR hires Julia Ioffe, Tablet's Marc Tracy  —  The New Republic is continuing ts hiring spree with three new hires, including a marquee steal from The New Yorker.  —  Julia Ioffe, a contributor to The New Yorker and Foreign Policy, and Tablet's Marc Tracy will both join the magazine as staff writers, POLITICO has learned.
Dylan Byers / Politico:
Newsweek hires ex-TNR ed Richard Just  —  Richard Just, the former editor of The New Republic, has been hired by Newsweek & The Daily Beast, POLITICO has learned.  —  Just served as editor at TNR from 2010 until late last month, when Franklin Foer returned to the helm under the magazine's new owner Chris Hughes.
Jeff Sonderman / Poynter:
Study: Tablet users more likely to buy magazines, e-books than news, newspapers  —  New research published today answers some key questions about what kinds of content tablet users consume, and what they're willing to buy.  The survey, funded by the Online Publishers Association …
Steve Krakauer / CNN:
Glenn Beck drops his name from Web network, promises media ‘revolution’  —  (CNN) — Hugely successful and often controversial, Glenn Beck is a man full of complexities.  —  He points the finger in his new book “Cowards” but calls for “Restoring Love” in his upcoming rally.
Discussion: Adweek, Mediaite, TVNewser and Erik Wemple
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Yahoo Hires Google Exec Barrett as Chief Of Revenue, as Big Ad Changes Loom  —  According to sources close to the situation, Yahoo has hired high-profile advertising exec Michael Barrett to be its chief of revenue.  —  Sources said Barrett will be in charge of ad revenue and operations worldwide …
Joshua Benton / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Android sensory data, streaming breaking news, and better real-time filters: The winners of the 2012 Knight News Challenge  —  At the 2012 MIT-Knight Civic Media Conference (livestream here), the winners of the latest round of the Knight News Challenge have just been announced.
Christine Haughney / New York Times:
Newspaper Work, With Warren Buffett as Boss  —  BUFFALO — Over the years, newspaper owners have built monuments to themselves in the form of giant buildings, statues and plaques commemorating their roles in their communities and the country at large.  At the headquarters of The Buffalo News here …
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
Buzzfeed, ‘New York Times’ will collaborate on live video at conventions  —  The New York Times and BuzzFeed this morning announced plans to team up on live video coverage of the 2012 Democratic and Republican conventions.  As part of the collaboration, BuzzFeed editor-in-chief Ben Smith …
Chris O'Brien / Mercury News:
Is it time to pull the plug on Web publishing pioneer  —  Way, way back in 1995, a group of publishing pioneers had the crazy idea that maybe they could start an online magazine that would revolutionize journalism. was born, drew enormous buzz, produced some stellar journalism and managed to hold an IPO.
Steve Myers / Poynter:
Times-Picayune journalists to receive new job descriptions Monday  —  About half of the people in the Times-Picayune newsroom were offered jobs with the new NOLA Media Group on Tuesday, but they still haven't been told exactly what their jobs will be.  Editor Jim Amoss told staff in an email Sunday …
Alex Weprin / TVNewser:
CNN Switches Up 12 PM Format, Launches ‘Newsroom International’  —  During the work day (9am-4pmET), CNN has long relied on “CNN Newsroom” to bridge the gap between its morning shows and “The Situation Room.”  Now the network seems to be switching it up a little bit, tweaking the long-running format.
Discussion: Politico and The Huffington Post
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Facebook's Social Olympic Ambition, Explore London 2012: A Dedicated Athlete Portal, But No Ads  —  A lot of Londoners (me included) haven't been able to get tickets to the London Olympics this summer.  But we'll all get something else, Facebook announced today.
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